July 12, 2004
Awards and Honors
UCSC Fleet Services
cited for environmental efforts
Efforts to create a more environmentally friendly vehicle repair shop
have earned UCSCs Fleet Services Garage certification in the Model
Pollution Prevention Shop Program.
From left are John Ison of the state EPA; Wes Scott; technicians
Jose Medrano and James Harman; garage manager Ken Taul; student
assistant Tory Francisco; technician Ron Hart; Fleet Services coordinator
Laura McCann; lead technician Glen Hair;
student assistant Adam Lewis; and Fleet Services office manager
John Ison of the California Environmental Protection Agency presented
the certificate to UCSC on June 24. The Model Shop program is a project
of the California Department of Toxic Substance Control.
Obtaining the level of Model Shop indicates that the facility has the
proper controls in place to protect the environment as well as workers.
Use of harsh chemicals is minimized: vehicle parts are washed with hot
water or biodegradable chemicals instead of petroleum-based solvents.
Other aspects of UCSCs pollution control efforts involve the
use of biodiesel fuels in all diesel-powered vehicle, and the use of
mechanics going eco-friendly, Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 26, 2004
taps new breed of electric cars: Currents Online, January 20, 2003
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